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Walmart is acquiring a plus-size store with a cult following — and some customers are furious (WMT)
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Walmart is acquiring a plus-size store with a cult following — and some customers are furious (WMT)

Walmart announced it is acquiring women's plus-size retailer Eloquii on Tuesday.  Eloquii fans have taken to social media to show their disdain and...

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Walmart just made another major acquisition to cash in on a $21 billion opportunity that many retailers have ignored (WMT)
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Walmart just made another major acquisition to cash in on a $21 billion opportunity that many retailers have ignored (WMT)

Walmart is acquiring women's plus-size retailer Eloquii, it announced on Tuesday.  It did not disclose pricing details, but sources familiar with...

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Amazon is powering a pop-up shop this holiday season (AMZN)
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Amazon is powering a pop-up shop this holiday season (AMZN)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Hershey is dealing with an impulse buy issue (HSY)
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Hershey is dealing with an impulse buy issue (HSY)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Dead Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are being resurrected as Halloween costume shops
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Dead Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are being resurrected as Halloween costume shops

Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores closed for good earlier this summer, and some are now being resurrected as Halloween costume shops.  Stores like...

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Amazon's new store sells 4-star and up items (AMZN)
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Amazon's new store sells 4-star and up items (AMZN)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Amazon just opened a new store that sells only its best products. Here's what it's like to shop there. (AMZN)
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Amazon just opened a new store that sells only its best products. Here's what it's like to shop there. (AMZN)

Amazon just opened a new store in SoHo called Amazon 4-star.  The store features a curated selection of trending products, items on Amazon shoppers...

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Walmart filed a patent application for a shopping cart that would track your stress levels as you're shopping and alert employees if you're internally freaking out (WMT)
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Walmart filed a patent application for a shopping cart that would track your stress levels as you're shopping and alert employees if you're internally freaking out (WMT)

Walmart filed a patent application for a shopping cart that would track things such as shoppers' heart rates and temperatures and how strongly they...

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Nike is developing new digital and physical initiatives (NKE)
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Nike is developing new digital and physical initiatives (NKE)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Amazon is opening a new store that sells only its best products (AMZN)
News 10 months ago
Amazon is opening a new store that sells only its best products (AMZN)

Amazon is opening a new store concept called Amazon 4-star on Thursday, the company announced in a blog post. The store is located in New York's...

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Trader Joe's CEO reveals the unusual reason it sells bananas individually for 19 cents
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Trader Joe's CEO reveals the unusual reason it sells bananas individually for 19 cents

Trader Joe's sells its bananas individually rather than by the pound like most grocery stores do. In a podcast where Trader Joe's employees reveal...

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Mattress Firm stores are at the center of controversies and conspiracy theories — here's what it's like to shop there
News 11 months ago
Mattress Firm stores are at the center of controversies and conspiracy theories — here's what it's like to shop there

Mattress Firm is the largest specialty mattress retailer in the United States, with around 3,400 stores.  It has increasingly come under pressure...

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Startups are on the brink of solving one of the biggest problems with shopping online
News 11 months ago
Startups are on the brink of solving one of the biggest problems with shopping online

One of the biggest drawbacks of shopping for clothes online is not being able to try things on before buying them. To solve that problem, startups...

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These stores have the best return policies in retail
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These stores have the best return policies in retail

L.L.Bean has long been known for its lifetime return policy, which it ended in February. The store now offers a still-generous one-year window for...

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Sears' CEO is making a last-ditch effort to avoid bankruptcy (SHLD)
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Sears' CEO is making a last-ditch effort to avoid bankruptcy (SHLD)

Sears is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. In a proposal made public on Monday, Sears CEO Eddie Lampert said he wanted creditors to restructure...

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We shopped at 3 of the biggest dollar-store chains in America to see which one offered the best experience, and the winner was clear (FIVE, DLTR, DG)
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We shopped at 3 of the biggest dollar-store chains in America to see which one offered the best experience, and the winner was clear (FIVE, DLTR, DG)

Dollar stores are having a moment.  Dollar Tree currently has 14,000 locations, with plans to open hundreds more in 2018. Comparable sales were up...

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Zara has a fleet of secret stores where it plots how to get you to spend more money and win the fast-fashion arms race
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Zara has a fleet of secret stores where it plots how to get you to spend more money and win the fast-fashion arms race

Zara has a collection of secret pilot stores at its headquarters in Spain, where it mocks up designs for its real stores. The retailer employs a...

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I tried the 'healthy' fast-casual chain that Californians love, and I was disappointed
News 11 months ago
I tried the 'healthy' fast-casual chain that Californians love, and I was disappointed

Lemonade is a California-based fast-casual chain. It's part of the "fast slow food" movement, which aims to serve up healthy fare quickly and...

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Canada Goose's new store has a room with below-freezing temperatures that customers can go in to test out its coats — see what it's like (GOOS)
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Canada Goose's new store has a room with below-freezing temperatures that customers can go in to test out its coats — see what it's like (GOOS)

Canada Goose just opened a new flagship store in Short Hills, New Jersey, complete with a "cold room" where customers can try out coats before...

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Amazon's cashierless stores could ring up $6 billion of new revenue — but the personal data it collects about customers could be a game-changer (AMZN)
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Amazon's cashierless stores could ring up $6 billion of new revenue — but the personal data it collects about customers could be a game-changer (AMZN)

Amazon is reportedly considering opening up to 3,000 additional cashierless convenience stores. Such an expansion of its Amazon Go chain could...

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Walmart is doubling down on a futuristic way to train employees (WMT)
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Walmart is doubling down on a futuristic way to train employees (WMT)

Walmart is shipping 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to stores for training purposes, the company announced on Thursday. Walmart is expanding a program it...

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Gap is betting its turnaround on $100 workout pants for men (GPS)
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Gap is betting its turnaround on $100 workout pants for men (GPS)

Gap is launching a new men's athletic wear brand called Hill City, which has an average price point of $80. The company is doubling down on...

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Costco offers discounted gym memberships — here's how much you can save (COST)
News 11 months ago
Costco offers discounted gym memberships — here's how much you can save (COST)

Costco members can buy a two-year, all-club, 24 Hour Fitness membership package for $399.99. According to Reader's Digest, the same membership...

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Amazon reportedly wants to be one of the largest convenience chains in America with 3,000 cashierless stores (AMZN)
News 11 months ago
Amazon reportedly wants to be one of the largest convenience chains in America with 3,000 cashierless stores (AMZN)

Amazon is considering opening 3,000 Amazon Go stores across the US by 3,000, according to Bloomberg. Go is Amazon's cashierless store, which...

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Instacart's CEO describes the moment he discovered Amazon was stealing its Whole Foods business (AMZN)
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Instacart's CEO describes the moment he discovered Amazon was stealing its Whole Foods business (AMZN)

Instacart is a delivery company that pairs customers with personal shoppers to delivery groceries to their homes. It partners with 300 chains...

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Amazon's new feature shows it's becoming 'more mall than retailer' (AMZN)
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Amazon's new feature shows it's becoming 'more mall than retailer' (AMZN)

Amazon opened its new online store, 'Amazon Storefronts,' that allows customers to buy exclusively from small and medium-sized US businesses...

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Examining Amazon's online and offline pushes
News 11 months ago
Examining Amazon's online and offline pushes

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Amazon has launched a new page to address one of its biggest criticisms (AMZN)
News 11 months ago
Amazon has launched a new page to address one of its biggest criticisms (AMZN)

Amazon has launched a page to showcase small-and-medium-sized US businesses that sell on Amazon, called Storefronts. The retailer says it will sell...

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Kroger is working toward digital success (KR)
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Kroger is working toward digital success (KR)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Zara has completely altered daily life for this sleepy Spanish town. Here's what residents think about it.
News 11 months ago
Zara has completely altered daily life for this sleepy Spanish town. Here's what residents think about it.

Zara's headquarters are located in Arteixo, a small town on the northwest coast of Spain. More than 5,000 employees across various departments...

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